Wolves breeze past Tykes
Much-improved Wolves finally got their npower Championship campaign up and running with a deserved 3-1 victory over Barnsley.
The Black Country club have endured a difficult summer following relegation from the top flight and speculation still continues to surround the futures of several players, most notably wantaway striker Steven Fletcher and winger Matt Jarvis. But after an unconvincing cup victory over Aldershot on penalties and defeat to Leeds at the weekend, there was finally some welcome cheer at Molineux as boss Stale Solbakken celebrated his first league win at the helm and Wolves' first on home soil in 2012. It was only Wanderers' second league victory of any kind since early December, highlighting why Solbakken was so desperately keen to shake off the losing mentality that dogged the club over the latter part of last season. Stephen Ward broke the deadlock with only eight minutes on the clock before Sylvan Ebanks-Blake added a second just after the hour mark and Dave Edwards headed a third. Tomasz Cywka pulled one back for the Tykes but it was Wolves' night as they recorded a seventh successive home win over their South Yorkshire visitors.